Adventist Health System facilities, including Florida Hospital Carrollwood, received the Most Wired designation for excellence in IT
(Tampa, FL) — For the 15th year, Hospitals & Health Networks has named Adventist Health System one of the Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, which is based on Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is on the list as one of the 44 hospitals in the Adventist Health System.
“Florida Hospital Carrollwood has a more than 85% physician adoption rate for computerized provider order entry (CPOE), utilizes clinical decision support and evidence based protocols, and employs technologies like closed loop medication with positive patient identification to reduce the likelihood of medication errors,” said Joe Johnson, Florida Hospital Carrollwood CEO. “Our focus is on utilizing technology to continually improve patient care and safety, and we are honored to be recognized for our effective technology adoption.”
As a result of its implementation and execution of CPOE, Florida Hospital Carrollwood was recently recognized with the HIMSS Level 7 designation. HIMSS Level 7 sets the national standard for patient safety through the use of electronic medical records. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is the third hospital in Florida to achieve HIMSS Level 7 and is now one of only 2% of all hospitals in the United States to earn this designation.
“Florida Hospital Carrollwood is proud to be able to take the lead in patient safety through our use of electronic medical records (EMR) in Hillsborough County,” said Johnson. This level of technology integration could not have taken place without the leadership and support of Adventist Health System, which has led the way in the adoption of EMR. With an ongoing commitment from our highly skilled physicians and staff, the use of electronic medical records enables us to continue in our efforts to provide the highest quality and safest care to our patients.”
Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals. The methodology for determining the Most Wired survey winners sets specific requirements in each of four focus areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.
“This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation,” said Rich Umbdenstock, President and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help to improve efficiency.”
About Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a member of the Adventist Health System. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a 120-bed community hospital specializing in Spine and Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Cardiac Services, Neurological Services, General Medicine, Wound Healing, ENT, Diabetes Management, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, as well as other services that meet our mission of healing the mind, body and spirit. It’s Knee and Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeons are known for their revision work, correcting procedures done elsewhere. Spine Surgeons at Florida Hospital Carrollwood perform specialized procedures not available elsewhere in the world. In addition, Florida Hospital Carrollwood is the only hospital in the nine-county Tampa Bay area to utilize the Mazor Renaissance™ Spine Robot. The Radiation Department provides the only nuclear camera with low dose in the state of Florida and utilizes the first KineGraph VMA™ available in the world for Spine. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a HIMSS Level 7-designated hospital, one of only 2% in the United States. It holds the Surgical Review Corporation Center of Excellence designation for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Hospital collaborates with its physicians and clinicians to provide wellness education for a healthier community. Visit www.floridahospital/carrollwood.
About Health Forum
Health Forum, an American Hospital Association information company, distributes, collects and analyzes the Most Wired data and develops benchmarks that are becoming the industry standard for measuring IT adoption for operational, financial and clinical performance in health care delivery systems. The 2013 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association.
The July Hospitals & Health Networks cover story detailing the results is available at www.hhnmag.com.